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What can I do about a crusty, itchy rash (?) in my ear canal? I read somewhere that the bacteria inside the ear is different than outside on your body.

What can I do about a crusty, itchy rash (?) in my ear canal? I read somewhere that the bacteria inside the ear is different than outside on your body.

Dry skin: Like the rest of the body surface, the skin in the ear canals can get dry, crusty and intensely itchy. I often recommend putting a drop of vegetable oil into the canals about 2x/wk to moisturize the skin. I agree that an infection may also be possible but it would not respond to the application of oil in the ear canals. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Allergic to my glasses? Itchy rash behind ears

Allergic to my glasses? Itchy rash behind ears

Possibly: Your glasses may be tooo tight and an adjustment by an optician may get rid of the problem. If you are truly allergic to the plastic, coating it with lear nailpolish is a temporary solution. ...Read more

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Red itchy rash on my ears?

Red itchy rash on my ears?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash behind both ears that oozes clear stuff and is slowly spreading. What is it?

I have an itchy rash behind both ears that oozes clear stuff and is slowly spreading. What is it?

Hard to tell: This may be from a contact allergy to hair preparations used. Suggest you try a hydrocortisone cream (as long as the fluid from the oozing is clear). In the meanwhile, switch to Free and Clear shampoo. If problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash developed on my left neck below the ear just before 2 days. Before I used to feel itchy but never saw any rash like this before?

I have an itchy rash developed on my left neck below the ear just before 2 days. Before I used to feel itchy but never saw any rash like this before?

Could be anything: This could be almost anything. Need to know more details about it's appearance, texture, borders, medications etc and any associated conditions. In short you need to see a doctor if you want a decent chance for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My son has a itchy rash that is hotto the touch on his ccheeks ears neck back and tummy. It came on suddenly, what could it be?

My son has a itchy rash that is hotto the touch on his ccheeks ears neck back and tummy. It came on suddenly, what could it be?

M.D. visit: There are a number of possible causes of his rash. The sudden nature without other symptoms makes a reaction or contact with a triggering agent more likely. If there is associated fever, cold symptoms, then viral and other infectious causes may be the reason for his symptoms. His age and immunization status is important information to provide as well. I would suggest a visit with your physician. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.

Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.

Try: I would try selsun blue or selenium sulfide head and shoulders. Provided no new exposures or new products you could have seborrhea of the scalp. An exam in 1 week would be recommended by your doctor ...Read more

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Raised, bumpy, itchy rash around mouth (where it started) and behind ear. Spreading to face. Have had 3 other times in childhood, now an adult. Ideas?

Raised, bumpy, itchy rash around mouth (where it started) and behind ear. Spreading to face. Have had 3 other times in childhood, now an adult. Ideas?

Perioral dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis vs Ezcema. Excema would be treated with moisturizer and topical steroids, for perioral dermatitis, these are not helpful and would worsen the condition. Sounds most like perioral dermatitis. Things to try: reduce products, they clog and worsen the condition. Regularly cleanse. Try to touch your face less often. If no better, see a Dermatologist, or a doctor with expertise. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...Read more

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I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?

I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?

Swimmers ear: It is possible to get flea bites but they are usually itchy. If you have been swimming lately, you may have an otitis external or swimmers ear. Make sure you dry your ear well after a shower, bath, or swimming. If is painful, red, or has a discharge see a doctor. You may need antibiotics and some ear drops for the discomfort. ...Read more

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What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

Itchy rash: On back of head could be as simple as dandruff or dry skin. Apply some moisturizer or ointment and use some dandruff shampoo. If no better, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

Get a diagnosis: Get a proper diagnosis. It could be fungal (tinea capitis) or bacterial (cellulitis) or allergic. These are all treated differently so it is important to know which one you have. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash in my head and it seems to be taking my hair out but when I put cortisone on it it starts to get better. If I scratch it it runs yellow liquid?

I have itchy rash in my head and it seems to be taking my hair out but when I put cortisone on it it starts to get better. If I scratch it it runs yellow liquid?

Infection: You may have a scalp infection which will require a medical evaluation, visualization, culture and antibiotic therapy: call for an appointment today. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the rash is there can be few causes of this. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

May be fungus/yeast: It is very difficult to diagnose any kind of rash in genital area without looking at it. My guess is that it is a fungus or yeast infection. Try any antifungal like Monistat-derm. Follow the directions of using it properly and if not better in a week, see a Dermatologist if you can or see a family doctor. ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Had flu symptoms for five days now have itchy rash on the tops of thighs?

Had flu symptoms for five days now have itchy rash on the tops of thighs?

Infection related: It is not uncommon to develop hive-like rashes in association with viral illness and even strep infections. As the infection resolves or is treated, so will the rash. These rashes are more common in children. The location being the tops of the thighs in curious. Take a photo to show your doctor. Follow the progression and if not better, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Non itchy rash flare up 3 times in 24 hours despite antihistamines. Is there a chance that I m allergic to my cat? (9 months old). No prior symptoms.

Non itchy rash flare up 3 times in 24 hours despite antihistamines. Is there a chance that I m allergic to my cat? (9 months old). No prior symptoms.

Rash not cat allergy: If it doesn't itch it's not an allergic rash. The other possibility is that the antihistamines are strong enough to suppress itching but not the rash. Try stopping the antihistamine. If the rash continues to appear and becomes itchy, then yes, it could be the cat. You will want to see a health care professional at that point. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on my face and neck. I haven't ate or used any new products. And there are no other symptoms. What could this be?

Doctor visit: Unfortunately the next step is not via computer, but to have a doctor actually view your skin. By seeing the lesions and pressing upon the skin the doctor (like myself in the emergency department) can get the context of the rash. Your description is good, so remember to tell the doctor about your symptoms just as you have written.
Good luck to you. .. Feel better. .. ...Read more

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I'm 49 with a low grade fever and now a non itchy rash. Should I be concerned or just treat symptoms?

I'm 49 with a low grade fever and now a non itchy rash. Should I be concerned or just treat symptoms?

Depends: If the problem has been present for more than 10 days or is getting worse by the day, see your doctor. Be sure that this is not from a new drug introduced within a couple of weeks prior to the onset of your symptoms. ...Read more

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My boyfriend enjoys anal sex frequently. Now he has a itchy rash on his shaft. I have no symptoms. Could it be from anal sex?

My boyfriend enjoys anal sex frequently. Now he has a itchy rash on his shaft. I have no symptoms. Could it be from anal sex?

Yes: Any rash on the skin of the penis should be examined by a doctor. This could be anything from a yeast infection to a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?

8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?

It is really: Difficult to guess at correct diagnosis without visualizing a lesion. This would be best handled by an in-person dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more